Lawrence Anthony

Lawrence Anthony's Death

Born (Birthday) September 17, 1950

Death Date March 2, 2012

Age of Death 61 years

Cause of Death Heart Attack

Place of Death Johannesburg, South Africa

Profession Novelist

The novelist Lawrence Anthony died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

South African-born conservationist and award-winning author who co-wrote three popular books: The Last Rhinos, Babylon’s Ark, and The Elephant Whisperer.

He served as director of conservation at a South African game reserve called Thula Thula.

He founded a non-profit environmental group called The Lawrence Anthony Earth Organization.

Personal Life

With his wife, Francoise Malby, he had two sons. He co-wrote his three popular books with his brother-in-law, Graham Spence.

He and Australian Animal Planet host Elissa Sursara both had prominent careers as conservationists.

How did Lawrence Anthony die?

Lawrence Anthony, a South African conservationist who charged into the Baghdad Zoo during the U.S. invasion of 2003 and led an animal rescue effort that united warring soldiers, mullahs and Iraqi civilians, died March 2 in Johannesburg. He was 61. The cause was a heart attack, said his wife, Francoise Malby-Anthony.